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LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories involving U.S. and European companies were reported by media on Tuesday:

* Fiat FIA.MI plans to keep all German Opel plants open should its takeover plans for the General Motors GM.N unit succeed but would cut staff there, Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne told Germany's Bild newspaper. [ID:nL5275775]

* Aides to Britain’s prime minister, Gordon Brown, are examining proposals to turn the state-owned postal company Royal Mail [GBPO.UL] into a not-for-profit company, instead of pursuing plans to sell a minority stake to the private sector, the Guardian newspaper said. [ID:nL4396966]

* Virgin Media VMED.O has drawn up secret plans to open its cable network to rival telephone and broadband companies as part of an audacious bid to boost revenue and head off possible regulatory intervention, the Guardian said.

* U.S. federal regulators are projecting losses of up to 12 percent on commercial real-estate loans over two years at large banks that are undergoing stress tests, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a document. [ID:nBNG76075]

* The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc AAPL.O and Google Inc GOOG.O violate antitrust laws, the New York Times said. [ID:nN04436851]

* Russian Railways, Russia’s largest employer, will seek an extra 30 billion roubles ($910 million) in state help as this year’s losses could be double what was previously expected, Kommersant reported. [nL5448019]

* SOS Cuetara SOS.MC, the Spanish food company, is renegotiating its debt following the exit of its two top executives and hopes to maintain the conditions of a 994 million euro syndicated loan, Cinco Dias reported, without naming sources.

* Sacyr Vallehermoso SVO.MC, the Spanish builder, has swapped its retirement home business for debt with savings bank Caixa de Catalunya in a deal worth 200 million euros, Cinco Dias reported, citing unnamed sources close to the company.

* Acciona ANA.MC, the Spanish construction and energy group, has decided to put the sale of its car park business, valued by the company at 200 million euros, on hold, Expansion reported, citing unnamed financial sources.

* Cintra CCIT.MC, the toll-road operator, has obtained 300 million euros in financing to help the potential buyer of its car park business, valued by the company at 400 million euros, Expansion reported, citing unnamed sources close to the operation.

Compiled by Quentin Webb; Editing by Dan Lalor